Barts Health NHS Foundation Trust


Following on from the work with Health Education England – North, Central and East London, we were recommended to Barts Health for the provision of a health coaching training with health professionals across the Trust. This work began in the summer 2017 and has extended into a multi-year programme, aimed at building Coaching for Health capacity across the Trust to sustain the impact beyond our direct involvement.

So far, the programme has included:

  • Half day sessions to over a thousand health professionals from across the Trust to cover the core Coaching for Health skills to use with patients and clients.
  • A schedule of the longer 2 day Coaching for Health programmes, which began in January 2018 and have continued throughout the year, for health professionals across the Trust, including community settings.
  • Asset mapping of those who’ve already attended our training or similar, for the role of Champions or Trainers.
  • A Train the Trainer programme, for which the initial batch of Trainers have been identified. Having attended the core 2 day programmes, the next Train the Trainer programme is likely to be scheduled in 2019 along with opportunities for their quality assurance/supervision.
  • A team approach where particular teams in the Trust have been identified for a more bespoke approach – reviewing the pathway and evaluation metrics from a coaching perspective, and providing tailored training to the entire team. The first team will begin this process in early 2019 with evaluation to follow.
  • Planned specific training for staff in ITU wards on how to manage difficult conversations.


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